Otolaryngology physician needed in Georgia
Ever wanted to practice ENT in a scenic hometown community with low crime, a high quality of life and beautiful vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains? Nestled in the foothills just over an hour north of Atlanta (easily accessible by four-lane highway), Fannin County has long been a vacation destination
This is an excellent opportunity for a board certified/eligible ENT physician to build a practice quickly, as there is no other full-time ENT in the service area (approaching 30,000 strong). The Hospital is an award winning 50-bed community hospital with a new ICU and three large ORs (two of them new), a new microscope suitable for ENT work, and thyroid instrumentation already on hand.
The hospital is offering a competitive recruitment packageincluding a generous income guarantee for your first year, along with r elocation; marketing and CME dollars; a commencement bonus, and the possibility of loan repayment assistance.
A 50 bed general acute care facility with a 24 hour emergency room nestled in the north Georgia Mountains in Georgia. The facility is Joint Commission Accredited; in 2008, the hospital completed a deficiency free Joint Commission survey. Additionally, the hospital has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Chairman’s Honor Roll for 13 out of the last 14 quarters, a testament to the quality of care provided. The Hospital earned the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 2010 and 2011, one of only four hospitals in Georgia to earn this distinction for two years in a row from HealthGrades, the leading healthcare ratings organization providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to consumers. The Hospital is also ranked 8th in the state of Georgia for Joint Replacement for 2011, Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement in 2011 and Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement in 2011 also from HealthGrades.
Patient satisfaction has remained above the 89th percentile for 9 consecutive quarters. Physician satisfaction is at the 89th percentile and employee satisfaction is at the 93rd percentile nationally. In 2009, The Hospital was awarded the Division I Patient Safety Award by Community Health Systems and was named the business of the year by the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce. There are approximately 80 members on our medical staff; including 20 members on our active medical staff representing the following specialties: OB/Gyn, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology, Pulmonology, Orthopedics, General Surgery, and Ophthalmology. Blue Ridge is 90 minutes north of Atlanta, GA and 75 minutes east of Chattanooga, TN.
As the county center, and its many smaller communities is located only an hour and a half from the metro areas of Atlanta and Chattanooga.
Please only apply if you are a physician!
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is a special place rich in culture and beauty. Growing in tourism, home development and business, the future of the area is bright.
With the completion of the four-lane Appalachian Highway and the whitewater venue of the 1996 Olympics just across the state line in Tennessee on the Ocoee River, Fannin has become a favorite spot for tourists and retirees.
With more than 40 percent of the area comprised of national forest land, Fannin County is the southern end of the Appalachian Trail, attracting every level of outdoor enthusiast to countless scenic hiking opportunities.
The Cohutta Wilderness is the largest national forest wilderness in the Eastern United States. A rim of mountains, reaching 4,000 feet into the sky, encircles the county and provides both headwater for cold water trout streams and rivers as well. Mountain trails are also popular sites for mountain biking and all-terrain vehicles.
Lake Blue Ridge lies in the center, providing more than 100 miles of shoreline.
The lake and surrounding area boasts some 90 forest campsites, several boat ramps and a full-service marina.
For golfers, seven golf courses throughout the area are open for play.